‘Silicon Valley’
“Silicon Valley” Season 5 will no longer feature T.J. Miller's character, Erlich Bachman. HBO

“Silicon Valley” star T.J. Miller has decided to leave the franchise after four seasons.

According to Variety, the hit HBO series has just been renewed for fifth season, but Miller and the team behind “Silicon Valley” have agreed to not make him a part of the upcoming episodes. The actor played the role of a foul-mouthed pothead named Erlich Bachman for four seasons. HBO released a statement announcing the decision and praised Miller for his contribution to the show.

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“The producers of ‘Silicon Valley’ and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for Season 5. In Erlich Bachman, T.J. has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, we appreciate his contribution and look forward to future collaborations,” the statement read.

As of late, it is unclear why Miller has begged out of the series, but he will be having a stand-up comedy special on HBO next month, titled “T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous.” By the looks of it, there could be some scheduling conflicts between the filming of “Silicon Valley” and Miller’s upcoming projects. The actor is set to appear in Steven Spielberg’s movie, “Ready Player One.”

The actor is also currently making press rounds for “The Emoji Movie,” which is set to hit theaters in the United States sometime in July. His other big screen projects include “Walden,” “Underwater” and “How to Train Your Dragon 3.”

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the other “Silicon Valley” cast members are all expected to return to HBO for Season 5. This includes Thomas Middleditch, Suzanne Cryer, Zach Woods, Jimmy O. Yang, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Ross, Amanda Crew, Martin Starr and Josh Brenner.

“Silicon Valley” follows the life and misadventures of an introverted computer programmer named Richard (Middleditch) and his group of friends who aim to make it big in the technology industry. They live together in a Bay Area startup incubator that is being run by a millionaire named Erlich (Miller). None of them are required to pay rent just as long as they will give Erlich a share of the projects they are inventing together.